Accurate English: A Complete Course in Pronunciation / Edition 1

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This pronunciation text helps students achieve a near-native accent.

  • Teaches vowels, consonants, rhythm, stress, and intonation using principles of articulatory phonetics.
  • Provides precise illustrations of lip positions of vowels and consonants, and a diagnostic speech sample.
  • Reinforces theory with numerous practice exercises that include phrases, dialogues, reading passages, and oral presentations.
  • Includes spelling patterns for ordinary words and academic words.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780130072535
  • Publisher: Pearson Education ESL
  • Publication date: 12/4/1992
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 932,177
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Introduction

1.1 The Speech Process

1.2 Language Variation

1.3 Self-Analysis

1.4 Diagnostic Speech Sample

1.5 Analysis of Problems

2 The Phonetic Alphabet

2.1 English Spelling

2.2 The Phonetic Alphabet

3 Vowel Overview

3.1 Production of Vowels

3.2 American English Vowel Sounds

3.3 American English Vowel Sounds in Sentences

4 Vowels in Detail

4.1 Vowels 1-4

4.2 Vowels 5-8

4.3 Vowels 9-11

4.4 Vowels 13-15

4.5 Same Spelling, Different Pronunciation (Advanced)

4.6 Vowel 12 and Vowels Followed by

5 Review of the Phonetic Alphabet and Vowels

5.1 Review Exercises

5.2 Dialogues for Vowels

6 Stress

6.1 Stressed and Unstressed Syllables

6.2 Vowel Reduction

6.3 Dividing Words into Syllables

6.4 Stress Placement in Words of Two or More Syllables

7 Stress (Advanced)

7.1 Stress and Vowel Reduction in Noun-Verb Word Pairs

7.2 Alternation of Reduced and Full Vowels

7.3 Disappearing Syllables

8 Rhythm

8.1 Stress in One-Syllable Words

8.2 Weak Forms: Reducing Function Words

8.3 Rhythmic Grouping: Pausing and Linking

9 Rhythm (Advanced)

9.1 Breaking the Rules

9.2 Words with Variable Stress

10 Stress in Compound Nouns

10.1 Compound Nouns

10.2 Introduction to Intonation

10.3 Compound Versus Non-compound Constructions (Advanced)

11 Review of Stress and Rhythm

11.1 Reading Passages

11.2 Review Exercises

12 Consonant Overview

12.1 Production of Consonants

12.2 American’ English Consonat Sounds

12.3 American English Consonant Sounds in Sentences

13 Difference Between Voiced and Voiceless Consonants

13.1 Aspiration of Initial Voiceless Stops /p t k/

13.2 Vowel Length and Final Consonants

13.3 Final Voiceless Consonants

13.4 North American English /t/ (Advanced)

13.5 Exercises for Voiced and Voiceless Consonants

14 and Endings

14.1 Adding

14.2 Adding

14.3 Consonant Groups

15 Consonants in Detail

15.1 /s/ and /z/

15.2 /¸/ and /ð/

15.3 /+/ and /f+/

15.4 /d3/ and /y/

15.5 /3/ and Review of /+, t+, d3/

15.6 Final /dz/ and /ts/ (Advanced)

15.7 /f, v, w/

15.8 /h/

15.9 /r/ and /l/

15.10 Final /m, n, K/

15.11 Fast Speech Rules

15.12 Review of Consonants: Place of Articulation

16 Intonation

16.1 Intonation and Sentence Stress

16.2 Neutral Pitch Patterns

16.3 Moving Sentence Stress

16.4 Changing the Pitch Pattern

16.5 Choice Questions and Tag Questions (Advanced)

16.6 Dialogues for Intonation

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